Mowry sat down with Harper’s BAZAAR magazine and said, “I started to see that the market space, and just brands in general, did not have any representation at all. Basically, I was like, ‘Where the Black girls at? “Not just that, but women of diversity. So I said, ‘No, no, no, no, no, I have got to change this.” Mowry’s main mission was to create a product that communicated to the women who did not feel represented in the beauty industry.
Mowry’s self-care line Anser is a multivitamin line that caters to men, women, mothers, and children of all ethnicities and is available for fans to purchase online.
Her interest for the wellness market sparked when she was battling endometriosis during her pregnancy with her baby girl, Cairo. The painful condition happens when tissue similar to tissue in the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus.
While self-care includes taking care of one’s self mentally and physically, for Mowry, self-care also means embracing her natural hair. The former teen sensation chopped off her naturally curly hair a few weeks ago and documented the process on social media.
Mowry told fans she wanted to do the big chop for quite some time. However, she was hesitant. Growing up on the hit sitcom “Sister, Sister” allowed her to embrace her natural curls. However, as she continued to grow up in front of the camera, she continued to straighten her hair more and more.
Mowry went on to explain that in the past, straight hair was the standard of beauty. She shares that television executives viewed her natural hair as a distraction when she went out for auditions wearing her natural curl pattern.
The childhood star appears to love her new hairstyle. As a working mother, Mowry said her new look takes 20 minutes off her morning routine. In addition, the actress says she feels so much lighter.
“A lot of people say you hold energy in your hair, you hold energy in your body. And I’m telling you, since doing it, I feel just lifted and feel lighter,” the star said.